Below is my commenting policy. I hold the right to delete or censor any comments which do not follow the rules below.
A) Your Mood & Style
- No personal attacks
— No personal attacks or insults.
— No Ad Hominum arguments.
- No vulgarity
— Be creative in your writing, you don’t need vulgarity to convey emotions.
- Be honest
— Do not pretend to be someone you are not.
— Don’t be intentionally vague, overly sarcastic. Be clear if you are playing the devil’s advocate.
B) Your Content
- Interact with the post
— Show you read the post by interacting (otherwise I will erase your comment). This is not your blog — a place to dump your ideas without showing interaction. Make your own blog for that purpose.
— — Use my E-mail or Contact tab if you have something to say that is unrelated to the post or is a mere grammar correction or you feel is contrary to these policies. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail using the “contact” tab. Thank you.
- Be organized
— Organize your thoughts.
— Please don’t ramble. Ramble on your own blog.
- No fictitious e-mail address or website URL
— Otherwise you will be banned
- No soliciting
— Comments made to advertise another site or any products will be deleted.
C) On Freedom of Expression
- My House, My Rules:
— I value strongly value personal freedom.
— I strongly value different opinions and am deeply appreciative of those who contribute to this site. I really enjoy ideas that contradict or argue against mine — that is how I learn.
— But this is my house & my rules. If you want to come play on my site, please obey the rules above, or like any other private club, I will ask you to leave. Your freedom of expression can be exercised on your own site if you don’t like my club’s rules. :-)
- No religious proselytizing:
— Proselytizing (preaching, quoting scripture …) without clear interaction with a post will be deleted. Feel free to quote the Bible or other religious texts to share information pertinent to the discussion.
— But don’t just cut-and-paste a quote without explaining what you think it means or how it relates to the discussion.
— Avoid quoting the Bible or other religious texts as an assumed source of authority — remember, here, no one’s ancient books are considered authoritative.